WVU employees recognized with Boy Scouts of America national educator award
Jay Cole and Michelle Richards-Babb were recognized as the 2023 recipients of the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award, presented to teachers, educational support staff and school administrators who instill Scouting values in their students.
Estate gift from the family of Earl L. Core will benefit the namesake WVU Core Arboretum
A late relative of longtime West Virginia University biology professor and local historian Earl L. Core is providing more than $1.8 million to support the study of nature and history in his memory.
Written in the stars: WVU astrophysicists set to receive Shaw Prize, the ‘Nobel of the East’
For Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin, working at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico set off a sequence of life events that would include marriage, children, finding a home at West Virginia University, an out-of-this-world scientific discovery and, now, earning a highly prestigious award described as the “Nobel Prize of the East.”
Five students named WVU Mountaineers of Distinction
West Virginia University has named Olivia Dowler, Sophia Flower, Rachel Johnson, Thomas Williams and Natalie Wonsettler the 2023 Mountaineers of Distinction, a Mountaineer Week tradition that recognizes exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.
Powerful new GPU computing resources available to researchers across state
Faculty and student researchers at WVU and any other university or college in West Virginia can now request access to the new high performance computing cluster called Dolly Sods.
WVU researcher advances the study of the human dimensions of cave and karst science and conservation in the Caribbean
What do caves and human geography have in common? That’s what West Virginia University’s María Alejandra Pérez, Associate Professor of Geography at the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, will be considering as she studies “ecologies of participation” in karst regions of Puerto Rico.
WVU researchers team up with middle school students to study potential benefits of acid rain
West Virginia University biologists will tap local eighth graders for help on research studying what happens when acid rain stops falling.
Education in Prison Initiative Improves Access and Equity in Appalachia
It’s 7:00 a.m. and WVU graduate student Destinee Harper is dressing carefully for a day of teaching. Nothing too tight or see through, no open-toed shoes, no jacket, no cardigan or shirt with pockets. She wants to make sure she is allowed in the classroom. “I think that was a big part of that first week, was [sic] making sure that we were abiding by these rules, that they would let us in and that they wouldn't have a reason to say, no, you can't come in and learn in this space.”
WVU charting public policy model to address state’s opioid crisis
While solutions for addressing the opioid crisis often involve either beefing up law enforcement or widening the scope of health services, West Virginia University researchers said they believe the best approach is a synergistic mix of both.
WVRHC to host “Women Making History” exhibit opening
Monday, October 16, at 5 p.m. in WVU’s Downtown Library — “Women Making History” is a collaborative exhibit that features sections written and curated by students in the WVU History department as well as faculty and staff from WVU Libraries.